'The Night Before Christmas': Prince Charles leads stars in poem recital
Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall have teamed up with a star cast of British actors to recite the festive poem "Twas the Night Before Christmas".
The members of the ensemble, consisting of emerging and legendary actors, each read a line of the traditional poem. Maggie Smith, Joanna Lumley, Penelope Keith, Tomy Hardy and Ncuti Gatwa followed the prince's opening lines, adding a touch of their own theatrical style to the poem.
The poem concert supports the Actors' Benevolent Fund, a charity whose patron has been the Prince for almost 21 years.
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PRINCE CHARLES: It was the night before Christmas when no creature moved in the house, not even a mouse.
CAMILLA, DUCHESS OF CORNWALL: The stockings were carefully hung on the chimney in the hope that Saint Nicholas would be there soon.
NCUTI GATWA: The children were nestled tightly in their beds while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads.
MAGGIE SMITH: And Mama in her headscarf and I in my hat had just soothed our brains for a long hibernation.
PENELOPE KEITH: When that rattling sounded out on the lawn, I jumped out of bed to see what was going on.
TOMY HARDY: I flew to the window like lightning, opened the shutters, and threw up the sash.
NCUTI GATWA: The moon on the breast of the fresh snow gave the objects below the shine of noon.
JOANNA LUMLEY: What when should appear for my wondering eyes, but a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer.
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